This week we decided to pull out the flower press. If you don't have a flower press you can use a thick book to do the same thing. Simply put the flowers between the pages and put the book back on your bookshelf. Just ensure that the book is wedged tightly on the shelf.
We then used the flowers to make our Father's Day card. This was a great activity to work on fine motor and visual spacial skills. To help each child with their writing I used various strategies. For Gavin who is 5 I traced the words out in yellow marker and he traced over the letters. Merryn who is 6 was given a word list to assist her.
For our next project we used the end of a head of romaine lettuce. We used this as a stamp. We mixed yellow and blue paints together and talked about primary and secondary colours. As we folded our pages in half we also talked about fractions and the line of symmetry on the page.
The cards turned out so well and it it kept the kids entertained for over half an hour.
Following a child's interest is the most engaging way to extend on their learning. Here I have posted some every day activities that can draw from various strands across different age groups. Remember each child has different interests so the key to working with your child is to follow their lead and ask the right questions.